Today in rock history

Today in Rock History is a music orientated segment where we would like to encourage readers to share their thoughts and tastes in music and discus the various aspects of any music topic. This post is not limited to? rock music. You are encouraged to bring anything music related along that you would like to share, either by typing the name of a song and artist into the comments section or by sharing a youtube, vimeo, spotify or soundcloud link. If you are unsure how to add a link, simply write the name of the song and the composer and someone may very well do it for you.

Music is a huge part of peoples lives even if we aren’t all music enthusiasts. Music is all around us in advertising, background noise in shops and on the streets. It’s inescapable when you have teenagers but for most of us it is a huge part (if not a ritual) of our lives that we feel close to.

So kick back and enjoy Nechtan’s Today in Rock History playlist and see what new gems you discover.

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1920, guitarist Bert Weedon his “Play In A Day” series of tutorials encouraged/influenced many UK guitarists.


Born today in 1935 songwriter, singer and pianist Lawrence “Larry” Williams.

Born today in 1946, songwriter, singer and guitarist Donovan (Donovan Philips Leitch).

Born today in 1946, Graham Gouldman songwriter, singer and guitarist with 10cc.

Born today in 1947, Dave Mason singer, songwriter and guitarist with Traffic and solo.

Born today in 1947, John “Jay” Ferguson songwriter and singer with Spirit.

Born today in 1952, Lee Brilleaux (Lee Collinson) songwriter and singer with Dr Feelgood.

Born today in 1957, Sid Vicious (John Ritchie) singer and bassist with The Sex Pistols and solo.

 
Born today in 1960, Bono (Paul Hewson) songwriter and singer with U2.

Today in 1969, The Moody Blues went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “On The Threshold Of A Dream”.

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